A challenging work for double chorus inspired by water’s persistence and strength. A tiny stream of water finds a way through stone and tiny streams. Frozen, it can shatter solid rock; flowing, it can combine into powerful torrents, almost without warning.
A setting of Jane Hirshfield's poem "Speed and Perfection" from her collection "Given Sugar, Given Salt. The music imitates the rushing of the night wind, and the flurry of leaves, while the harmonies evoke the sweetness of fruit.
This setting of Jane Hirshfield’s “for a wedding on mount Tamalpais” relies on triadic and added tone harmonies with Lydian inflections to capture the brightness and ripeness of the poem’s sensual language.
A challenging work for chamber choir. This setting of Coleridge's famous poem "Kubla Khan" is packed with powerful fifth-based harmonies, clusters, augmented triads, and colorful word painting.
Setting Robert W. Service's poem of the same title, At Thirty-Five is a wry, occasionally poignant and ultimately uplifting rant about the doldrums of what we might now call a "mid-life crisis".
Inspired by moonlit walks on the beach below the bluffs on the UC Santa Barbara campus; the lap of the small waves against the sand, and the shimmering path of light from the moon on the water.
A setting of Gabriela Mistral’s poem of the same title, for intermediate level treble chorus.